There's no doubt there's youth and edge, but not so much that you cannot ID the true flavors behind the cigar. I'll give this cigar another 2 to 3 years to let it settle into what it is supposed to be.
The performance was perfect, but flavor is the name of the game and this cigar just doesn't have it. It's a bit disappointing as this series was supposed to be something special and it just doesn't deliver.
As a cigar, it is aging well for the four to five years it has been since it was first released and it does a nice job of delivering some enjoyable flavors of spice and mocha. I would definitely recommend for someone to purchase if the opportunity is there as you can enjoy these now or with more age.
I'm pretty sure that this cigar wasn't aged enough and wasn't ready or was going through a "sick period." There was no complexity to the flavors, and the flavors that were present could be found in most low quality cigars from any country.
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The flavors were all pretty mellow, but mixed well. This would easily be approachable for any level of smoker. If you have any of these or come across them, I would recommend smoking them now as I'm not sure age will do much to help. I would say worth a try though.
Although showing quite a bit of youth within the second and last third, give it 3 to 5 years and the cigar will become a classic and will fire on all cylinders. Even now, being so young, the cigar already shows tremendous flavors, depth, balance and finish.